belle’s sql musings

about me and sqlmusings

Who am I?
– Donabel Santos
– SQL Server Developer/DBA in Vancouver, British Columbia
– Instructor at  British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) School of Computing. Currently teaching Web Development, MySQL and SQL Server

What is this blog for?
This blog contains some of the things I learn about SQL Server, some of the gotchas that got me, and some of the gotchas I escaped from thanks to other people’s blogs.

These are my own discoveries. Everyday, I learn a new thing or two about SQL Server. I learn a lot from colleagues, students, and other books and blogs. I am using this blog as a medium to retain a little fraction of this learning, and to share it in case it’s useful to someone else.

Geeky as it sounds, I *really* love working with SQL Server and I *really* love teaching SQL Server. I am excited to learn more about this product, be it development, reporting, administration – the sky is the limit.

In my previous jobs, I also used to work a lot with MySQL and SharePoint (both WSS and MOSS), so you will find tidbits about MySQL and SharePoint in this blog. I used to actively blog about SharePoint in sharepointmusings and have been involved in administration, customization (branding, web parts, features, BDC, SSRS integration) of SharePoint projects.

SQL Server Connection

My experience in SQL Server 2000/2005 includes:
– UDFs, Stored Procedures, Triggers
– general administration
– security and user/permission management
– backup/restore
– high availability strategies (log shipping, database mirroring, replication)
– query optimization
– Reporting Services and Notification Services (SSRS, SSNS)
– integration with SharePoint 2007
– training/teaching

I am currently learning more about:
– Powershell
– SMO (SQL Management Objects)
– Windows Server 2003/2008
– SQL Server 2008

My previous positions include:
– SharePoint/SQL Server/C# developer/consultant
– MySQL/PHP/Perl developer
– Linux sys admin
– Web developer (HTML/XHTML/CSS/Javascript/XSL)

Previous Talks/Speaking Engagements:

Victoria Code Camp
SharePoint 101, Advanced SharePoint (Presentation Materials)

SharePoint 2007 Integration (Web Parts, Business Data Catalog (BDC), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Notification Services (SSNS), SQL Server)  (Presentation Materials)

SharePoint 2007 Integration (Web Parts, Business Data Catalog (BDC), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Notification Services (SSNS), SQL Server)  (Presentation Materials)

SQL Server Notification Services (SSNS) 101 (Presentation Materials – look for Sep2007)

Additional Stuff About Me:

BCIT Profile 1 2

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  1. Feodor said, on January 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Great blog! Thanks for the good info!

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